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UKAD investigation into Wiggins can’t compel doctor to reveal nature of medical package

A UK Anti Doping investigation into a medical package delivered to Bradley Wiggins in June 2011 may struggle to uncover details about what the package contained, with UKAD lacking the powers to compel the doctor to speak. British newspaper The Times has confirmed that there is no obligation on the doctor concerned, former Team Sky …

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Tiernan-Locke says British team ‘freely offered’ Tramadol around at 2012 worlds

Speaking in the course of a BBC interview into the Team Sky TUE controversy, former professional rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has claimed that unnamed individuals working with the British team offered riders the controversial medication Tramadol at the 2012 world road race championships. “There was a time I rode the World Championships and we were offered …

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Calls made for WADA to examine Wiggins TUE corticosteroid controversy

First Bradley Wiggins and then Dave Brailsford broke long silences in recent days, insisting that they did nothing wrong. The duo were speaking separately in relation to the administration of three corticosteroid injections before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and the 2013 Giro d’Italia, Wiggins’ prime targets in each of those seasons. Their …

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Brailsford breaks silence, says Wiggins TUE was not abuse, but for ‘medical need’

Following a prolonged period of silence regarding the revelation that Bradley Wiggins had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the corticosteroid triamcinolone before Grand Tours in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford stood by the team’s decision to request the UCI to allow it, saying the corticosteroid was not abused, but rather …

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Team Sky TUE controversy: Why one medical expert has real concerns

In recent days one of the biggest news topics has been the leak by Russian hackers of medical data relating to Team Sky riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. The so-called Fancy Bears hackers released confidential Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) documents relating to the two Tour de France winners, showing the medical substances they had …

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Jaksche on Sky’s TUE controversy: ‘We used the same excuse in my era.’

Commenting on the Team Sky TUE controversy, former professional Joerg Jaksche has said that injections of Triamcinolone acetonide were a standard grey area doping practice used by professional riders in the past. The German rider was involved in the Operacion Puerto controversy and later admitted to blood doping during his career. He became a whistleblower …

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TUE controversy: Wiggins defends previous claims that he never received injections

Seeking to explain the contradiction between a 2012 claim that he hadn’t used needles in cycling and this week’s leaked Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) proving he had received injections of a corticosteroid in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Bradley Wiggins has issued a statement on the matter. The controversy arose on Wednesday when Russian hackers published …

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Commentary: What made the 2016 Tour de France GC battle so boring

Saturday’s anticlimactic Tour de France stage from Megève to Morzine saw Team Sky’s Chris Froome secure his third Tour de France victory. After Sunday’s processional stage to Paris, the Brit pulled on the yellow jersey once again on France’s most famous street, the Champs Élysées. The Tour’s twentieth stage was an exercise in control for his Sky …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, second rest day

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber The riders of the 2016 Tour de France enjoyed a relaxing rest day on Tuesday in Berne, Switerzland. The cloudless sunny sky and pristine water of Lake Thun made for a fantastic day to reset and recover, both mentally and physically, with four tough days in the …

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Tour de France tech: Geraint Thomas’s custom Pinarello Dogma F8 XLight

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (CT) – At the start of stage 7 of the Tour de France, in the charming town of L’Isle-Jourdain, a new superlight Pinarello frameset was being fussed over by two Team Sky mechanics. The F8 XLight is a new and limited edition climbing bike from the Italian team sponsor. The bike had its …

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